Eric Clapton
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1945-03-30
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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton Biography (Wikipedia)

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time". He was also named number five in Time magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009.

In the mid-1960s Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed the power trio Cream with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and "arty, blues-based psychedelic pop". Furthermore, he formed blues rock band Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. For most of the 1970s Clapton's output bore the influence of the mellow style of JJ Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" helped reggae reach a mass market. Two of his most popular recordings were "Layla", recorded with Derek and the Dominos; and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", recorded with Cream. Following the death of his son Conor in 1991, Clapton's grief was expressed in the song "Tears in Heaven", which was featured on his Unplugged album.

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Hello Old Friend
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Hello Old Friend
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Knockin' On Heaven's Door
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Knockin' On Heaven's Door
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Lay Down Sally
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Lay Down Sally
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Tears In Heaven
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Tears In Heaven
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Crazy Country Hop
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Crazy Country Hop
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Alabama Woman Blues
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Alabama Woman Blues
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I Shot The Sheriff
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I Shot The Sheriff
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Stone In My Passway
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Stone In My Passway
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Little Man, You've Had A Busy Day
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Little Man, You've Had A Busy Day
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